The Department of Health Care Access and Information is hosting a webinar about its Small and Rural Hospital Relief Program on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. (PT). Registration is open for those who would like to attend.
This program, which was created by Senate Bill 395 in 2021, provides limited grant funding and technical assistance to help qualifying hospitals meet the state’s 2030 seismic safety standards. Eligible hospitals include small hospitals, rural hospitals, and critical access hospitals.
As a part of the 2023-24 state budget, $50 million in managed care organization tax funds will be used to expand this program in 2024. Previously, it had a budget of approximately $2 million-$3 million per year. The first round of awards is expected to be announced in October 2023 and occur quarterly thereafter.
To check your hospital’s eligibility and apply for this program, visit HCAI’s Small and Rural Hospital Relief Program website.